Saturday, May 11, 2013

Makes me smile


Just the other day I watched in amusement as my boss (the GM) walked by my desk, dragging an oversize Samsonite and golf bag.

Seems she'd chosen an inopportune time to use the ladies room...for on her way back across the crowded lobby, a guest tapped her shoulder and asked that she "take care of" his luggage.   OK, then!

That reminded me of a long-ago incident involving my sweet mother:  
84 years young, she'd just deplaned from a long flight; and as was the custom, looked about for her wheelchair transport and a Sky-Cap.  
Seeing neither -- but not wanting to be a bother (that was momma!) she set out in a slow, careful gait to baggage claim.

But!  Then came a touch on her elbow and the welcomed wheelchair.   Momma's "Sky-Cap" waited patiently until her luggage was located.  With few words exchanged, he proceeded to wheel her outside, placed her bags in the trunk and after assuring himself she was comfortable, accepted a crumpled $1 bill.  

Exiting the airport, her driver couldn't contain himself:
"Lady, I don't know who you are, but you must have made quite an impression.   Why, that Captain not only flew you here, but pushed your chair and carried your bags."

Naturally, she was mortified.  But as my co-worker would say, "He was raised right."

It's a bit nice on this Mother's Day eve to look back and chuckle (vs. weep).  

2001

May I share another favorite memory?

Invariably, tomorrow my son and I will remind each other of the last Mother's Day visit we made to Outback Steakhouse in Montgomery.   How mother looked forward to enjoying a margarita!   Still, none of us guessed the effects the alcohol would have on her tiny, fragile self.   When the server came to take our order, mother sat up straight and announced in a loud clear voice, she was having the "Outhouse Special."  

Bless her heart, the waitress didn't blink an eye.   Another one, raised right.

Whether you're observing a busy Mother's Day with family ... or more quietly via your memories ... I hope your Sunday is wonderfully satisfying!

Hugs from Phoenix!

9 comments:

  1. I enjoyed both your stories. Have a happy Mothers Day. xo

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  2. Love your stories. They were raised right and I bet your mom was an obvious sweetheart. I'm sure of that! Wishes for a happy Mother's Day and hugs and love across the miles.

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  3. This one is a winner, Especially your mom. What experiences. These will also be retold by me and many more. I understand the 'raised right'.
    What wonderful tales of remembrance.
    Sweet!

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  4. Of course, we still think of your husband and hope there is a GOOD plan of attack. We do live in the age of miracles.
    ((HUGS))

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  5. Oh my ... Myra, I laughed myself silly over the Outhouse Special! How hilarious! And the story about the captain ... just a winner all around.

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  6. Myra you are so sweet telling a terrific story! Happy Mother's Day to you! Love all your wonderful stories. Once, years ago when Nick was a small boy we stopped for a snack at an Arby's on the way to Pueblo. As we were heading for the car Nick stopped and held a door for an older gent and his wheelchair bound wife! The man came charging at me across the parking lot! He said "You have raised your son right! Thank you for raising a wonderful gentleman!" Really mad me smile! Have a great day and spoil yourself silly! I am shopping on line right now! HaHa! Before the darn government here starts charging us their ridiculous taxes on line! Bah Humbug!
    A big Colorado hug being sent to you in sunny Arizona! Hugs Anne

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  7. I absolutely LOVE these stories! I know I would have loved your mom. I'm going to retell them to my husband when he comes downstairs.

    What a blessing to have memories that make you smile.

    And what a blessing that people like the captain and the waitress were "raised right".

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  8. What sweet memories! I hope you're having a good week my friend!

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